Majors and Minors

Economics Program & The Student

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The flexible nature of Economics, and the fact that it overlaps with diverse areas such as Business, Law, Politics, Health Care, and the Environment, makes Economics a dynamic and marketable area of study. Today's educators, government officials, and business leaders are aware of the crucial role economics plays in building of a more productive and equitable world. Economists are at the center of power all over the world. Within the last few decades, the economist has become a central figure helping corporations reach their goals. The economist can be found advising governments on urban problems, unemployment, inflation, and financial markets. Recently, economics has been introduced into the k-12 curricula creating a higher demand for economics graduates who wish to teach at all levels.

The Department of Economics at Millersville University is a growing department, able to offer students a range of programs to fit their needs, prepare them to pursue further studies, or to enter a variety of careers.  Millersville economics students receive personalized instruction in the classroom, individualized counsel outside of class, opportunities for hands-on experience, and counsel in career pursuits.

Program Options:

General Economics  37 credits. Many students in this option have multiple minors or double major. Less quantitative and less technical option. Flexible option that can be tailored to your interests. 
Financial Economics 49 credits.  Most popular option.  Mix of economics with business finance.  Ideal for students who have taken business classes.  Great for majors seeking employment in financial markets, banking, insurance, investments, corportate finance.
Political Economics 45 credits.  Focus on public policy. Great preparation for law school or double major with government, sociology, communications.  Caters to students with interests in social and political affairs
Quantitative Economics 41 credits.  Option for students planning for graduate school in economics.  Advanced math classes makes this a great option for math majors or minors.

 Tailor your college curriculum around an area of study with Economics at the core:   

 •Environmental and natural resource issues
•International trade and economic development
•Politics and law
•Community growth, development and planning
•Human resources and labor relations
•Corporate finance and management
•Social and cultural development

Program Minors

Going to Grad School?

Economics majors score higher on the business school entrance exam (GMAT):

Major

GMAT score*

Economics

577  

Finance

548

Accounting

511

International
Business

521

Management

498

Marketing

491

*GMAT scores from 2008-2009.  Source: The Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test,  Graduate Management Admission Council, 2009

Going to Law School?

Economics majors score higher on the law school entrance exam (LSAT):

Major LSAT score*
T1 Economics 157.4
T1 Philosophy 157.4
3 Engineering 156.2
4 History 155.9
5 English 154.7
6 Finance 153.4
7 Political Science 153.0

* Source:  Michael Nieswiadomy, "LSAT Scores of Economics Majors: The 2007-08 Class Update," Journal of Economic Education, June 2009.

The Challenge

If you want to learn more about the economic aspects of international trade, health care, national security, and crime, ...if you want to learn more about product markets, stock markets, money markets, and labor markets, ...if you are serious about accepting the challenge to help solve the world's problems of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and climate change, ...then we encourage you to consider the major that moves the WORLD!